Sunday, October 3, 2010

Caroline Farr: Dark Mansion

Dark Mansion by Caroline Farr was published in February 1974 by Signet. Tracey visits Castle Glamis to live with relatives and realizes that someone wants her dead. Even the town's doctor, Peter McDonald thinks that what's happening is no accident!

This is a different cover by Allan Kass. In fact, except for the signature, I don't know if I would have caught it. His sense of motion with our heroine running is spot on, but I'm so accustomed to seeing his characters face forward, that it makes this pose highly unusual. We see the heroine running from the distant castle in either a twilight or sunrise. The red and pink make nice variations in the water and sand.

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